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Bruno Mars Gets #1 On Billboard Hot 100 For Fourth Week In A Row

January 3, 2013 | Posted by Joseph Lee

Bruno Mars has #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the fourth week in a row with “Locked Out Of Heaven”.

It is followed by Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble”, which climbs up from #4 to #2 to get the top Digital Gainer award for the third week in a row. This is a new peak for the song, which previously hit #2 nine weeks ago. “Trouble” has sold 2 million downloads so far. “Heaven” managed to beat “Trouble” by over 10,000 chart points, even with a gain in sales. However, it had a gain of 113% compared to “Heaven”‘s 49%, which means Swift could end up with her second #1 after “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (which has three million sales total).

The rest of the top five includes Rihanna’s “Diamonds”, The Lumineers’ “Ho Hey” and Justin Bieber’s “Beauty and a Beat”, which features Nicki Minaj. That song has over one million in sales so far with 1.29 million exactly.

In the bottom half of the top ten, PSY’s “Gangnam Style” climbs up from #17 to #6. The song peaked at #2 for seven weeks in October/November and was last in the top ten on December 15.

Closing out the top ten is Ke$ha’s “Die Young”, Maroon 5’s “One More Night”, Phillip Phillips’ “Home” and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop”

1. Bruno Mars – “Locked Out Of Heaven”
2. Taylor Swift – “I Knew You Were Trouble”
3. Rihanna – “Diamonds”
4. The Lumineers – “Ho Hey”
5. Justin Bieber (ft. Nicki Minaj) – “Beauty and a Beat”
6. PSY – “Gangnam Style”
7. Ke$ha – “Die Young”
8. Maroon 5 – “One More Night”
9. Phillip Phillips – “Home”
10. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Thrift Shop”

Outside the top ten is A$AP Rocky’s “F**kin Problems (featuring Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar) which has top Streaming Gainer honors even though it fell 24-26.

The top two songs of 2012 have also increased on the Hot 100, as Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” (featuring Kimbra) climbs 49-48 and Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” jumps up 43-27.

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